In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(character/topic) desagradable(deal) sucio
- Annie is living in an orphanage run by Miss Hannigan, a mean-spirited unsavoury character.
- Another shop in our village has been the easy target for a robbery by some unsavoury characters.
- But there is something unsettling about the menacing threats which have accompanied the protests, a taste of which was unveiled in the unsavoury scenes outside Parliament.
- These books keep a moral background while revealing the more unsavoury side of certain characters.
- It was an unsavoury situation for us and I am very disappointed in it.
- An unsavory regime, probably, a threat to conquer major portions of the globe, not likely.
- The church's only stipulations were that the original unsavoury title, Graverobbers From Outer Space, be changed, and that the entire cast and crew be baptized in a Hollywood swimming pool.
- A more unsavoury set of characters and stories is hard to imagine. That noise you hear is the sound of millions of TV sets being turned off every time it comes on while the kids are in the room.
- Heads turned as I sped headlong towards the front doors, and I attempted not to make eye contact with any of the unsavoury characters who haunted the shopping centre.
- The unsavoury reputation of the place as a drug-peddling hub could be one reason.
- Yesterday's verdict - delivered far quicker than prosecution team members anticipated - brought to an end the unsavoury saga of the Fuddruckers nightclub stabbing.
- The eye-catching poster, memorable title and unsavoury reputation of this nasty little flick have kept it alive in the minds of movie goers for decades.
- ‘Some of the people visiting the house are very unsavoury characters,’ she said, speaking in 2003 when the Evening Press first exposed the brothel.
- The Queens Street car park, near to Tavistock Street, has a bit of an unsavoury reputation locally and many owners are reluctant to park there.
- The whole thing is a little bit unsavoury but is the least-worst outcome.
- As it plays out in the context of the film, this metaphorical scenario leads Alex into troublesome emotional territory with friends, colleagues and more unsavoury characters.
- Apart from the slightness of the story, however, the real disappointment is that the movie teaches a vaguely unsavoury lesson: you can't give up a fine catch just for love - it needs to be for money and love.
- I find that I can't say much about this to Gill, beyond agreeing that our increasingly unsavoury reputation is one that our politicians and parts of our culture undoubtedly deserve.
- Some of his commissions have some pretty unsavoury characters with shady pasts.
- And in Shanghai, prostitution, apart from its well-known unsavoury social effects, has also resulted in a rapid increase of AIDS in the past 15 years.
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